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This Monday I’m listening to the Original London Cast Recording of When I Grow Up from Matilda the Musical. The musical is based off of Roald Dahl’s children’s novel of the same name and follows a smart little girl who discovers she has amazing powers which she uses to help her classmates and herself in times of trouble. You’ve probably seen the 90’s movie, which Americanized the story. The musical is apparently more true to the book, and is set in Britain (even when it’s performed in North America). I haven’t seen it yet, but hope to one day!
When I Grow Up is definitely my favourite song in the show. It’s so incredibly beautiful and makes me feel both nostalgic and sad. When the kids sing about what they plan to do when they grow up, it’s so similar to what I thought I would do when I was young . It’s so different from how life turns out.
This is a live performance of the song that will make you love it even more!